Finding the will

This article was originally published by Going Down Swinging, and republished by PRISM international on May 7, 2015.

Willpower. We need it in so many aspects of our lives, and yet it can be so hard to come by. We need it to focus on something super hard, to stop ourselves doing something we shouldn’t, and sometimes we just need it to get out of bed in the morning.

To give willpower some context, it’s vital for carrying out the act of writing (amiright, writers?), while for some it’s also necessary for resisting that tenth glass of wine. If we fail that last test, we need self-control to stop messaging the ex-lover we wish were dead but secretly love, or that boss we think deserves a piece of our mind, or that racist jerk on Twitter who won’t shut up.

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